Posted 3M ago by @TidyTigerpear

Soft leaves, and mold spots ?

My new graptoveria was super healthy and happy when I got it. I repotted with a very well draining soil mix, and watered it because it seemed dehydrated once I moved it to my grow light area. Its leaves have became soft, but not translucent, as well as a few spots that look like powdery mildew popping up on some leaves. I watered it once and treated with fungicide and insecticide, but it’s not seeming to firm back up yet. I can’t figure out what’s going on if it’s dehydrated, sick or overwatered. Leaves haven’t dropped but they are soft? #SucculentLove #SucculentSquad #PestControl #PlantInfo #GreggersSupportingGreggers #GregGang #Succulents #Succulent #PlantAddict
3” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 months ago
Hi Kaitlyn, what's the humidity (%) there? How soon after watering these spots appeared on leaves?
@SvelteKingfern I keep it inside and it’s been dry and cold but I think I don’t have enough airflow on my plant shelf, between the plants. Creating spores etc. also they showed up right after repotting and watering if I recall correctly.
Are you sure that it's mould? Cold conditions, not enough ventilation and just being watered (and/or higher humidity) can cause oedema, and this looks like oedema to me.

You see, when a succulent has just been watered, and it's cold over there, (+not good ventilation ) the leaves can't evaporate water in cold weather soon enough. The water gathers in the leaves, just under the "skin", can't be evaporated, and this causes "blisters" (oedema).
@SvelteKingfern yes this seems possible too, but the spots almost had a fuzziness to it before I removed it but maybe it was ferina and paired with the raised bumps made me think this
"Raised bumps" sounds like oedema. More ventilation, raising the temp.; this is how you prevent oedema.
@SvelteKingfern thanks, for the help. I’m gonna try to work on the temp and moisture control to prevent rot or fungal probs
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Looks more like edema to me also!
Hey @TidyTigerpear I might also try holding off on the water longer than recommended. Let her dry out really well if you suspect over watering. I had to do that with one of mine. I waited untill there were unmistakable sign of dehydration before I watered and I adjusted ghe fluid amount down. It took a little while but it worked for me. Good Luck that's a beautiful baby.
@Stall54Jo yes I’m gonna do that! I agree with waiting till I’m absolutely sure about the water thing. I’ve done this before and it can save plants lol!